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DFB Board of Directors
2023 Season 

for 2021 Lure Coursing Season are:
Brianne Butcher

Brianne found her heart breed, the Ibizan hound, in 2011 and became involved in the Desert Fun Bunch lure coursing club that same year.  She had the #1 AKC lure coursing Ibizan hound in the U.S. in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021, and she owns the only Ibizan hound in history to achieve the LCX6 title. So you could say lure coursing is a big part of her life! She currently shares her life with 3 Beezers, "Pre", "Pippi", and "Risa". She has had the pleasure of serving on the Desert Fun Bunch board of directors since 2012.

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Rose Marnoch
Vice President

Rose is another one of the founding members of DFB having served in just about every capacity you can think of in the span of over a decade. Rose has owned Ridgebacks since 2003 and has bred numerous CH and FC titled dogs. Rose is involved in both AKC and ASFA events and is a wealth of knowledge in both arenas. 

Kathy Richards

Kathy is currently the Lure Coursing Statistician with RRCUS (Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States) and has served as Secretary for DFB for over 4 years. She is the current Trial Secretary who keeps our events running smoothly. Kathy is also involved in conformation with numerous BOB and group placement wins with Ridgebacks. She lives with 3 Ridgbacks, "Sammy", "Jazzy", and "Lillie".  

Jeffrey Hunt

Jeffrey Hunt has been a member of DFB for over a decade serving as Treasurer for most of that time. You can usually find Jeff up on the ladder operating the lure during one of our events. He is also the first one to a trial and the last one to leave helping with setting and taking down the course.

Jeff is an ASFA and AKC Lure Coursing Judge (#100660).

His current hound pack consists of 2 Whippets, "Doc" and "Seven", and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named "Guga".

Erin Prendergast
Board Member

Erin has owned Rhodesian Ridgebacks for the majority of her life. She is actively involved in conformation and lure coursing, and tries to fill her weekends with one event or the other. She a member of the local Ridgeback club and the national Ridgeback club. You will always see Erin at a field trial taking more than one Ridgeback to the line to run. She is always willing to help out when needed and loves to watch hounds perform on the field as they were bred to do.

Donna Lynch
Board Member

Donna has owned many different breeds throughout the years. She acquired her first whippet in 1982 and has been actively involved in conformation and field trials ever since. Five years ago Donna attended her first DFB trial and she recently moved to AZ permanently. She has served as Field Chair, Paddock Master, and all around helper at all of our events. Donna is also an AKC judge and she breeds and shows Whippets.

Julie Garrahan
Board Member

Julie has been a member of DFB for many years and is now returning to a position she has held prior, board member. Julie has been involved in dog sports for over 20 years. Besides being involved in lure coursing, she is very active in other performance events such as obedience and rally,  and she is involved in conformation. She currently owns 4 Ridgebacks, "Roxy", "Berkeley", "Leon", and "Bodi" who keep her very busy. Julie is an AKC lure coursing judge as well.

All members in good standing are encouraged to apply for leadership positions within the club. Nominations are made at our October meeting and the membership votes in November for the following season.


The Board of Directors are responsible for all decisions relating to club finances, events and membership in accordance with accepted bylaws.

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